the making of a moodboard....
I love moodboards and they have been
an integral part of my Interior Design work.
The past few years have involved style boards for clients
who are mainly interested in seeing furniture, fixtures
and fittings with a final, tight colour scheme-
anything from, taps, carpet swatches, paint and
wallpaper combinations, tiles, sofas, chairs, beds....
factual, simple, clearly laid out-a visual shopping list if you like.
Great, but not my favourite thing (and by the way, I really
admire the Interior Designers out there who brilliantly
put these boards together on a daily basis).
Since making the move (slowly, but surely!) back into styling,
I've loved making more creative moodboards again.
I have a huge collection of tear sheets
from my favourite magazines over the years-
in a lot of lever arch files!
I no longer have the space to store literally
hundreds of magazines any more and I realized
that those at the bottom were being hidden away for years,
so much better to rip out my favourite sheets
and keep them in a place where I can regularly flick
through them for inspiration
(ok, so I now also have a huge collection of files building up...!)
I recently had to put together this moodboard
for a design project and though I'd share it with you here.
The brief was shape, texture
(both natural and man-made),mainly tonal,
but with pops of colour.
The hardest part was cutting everything down
to fit onto an A1 sheet-I probably could have filled it 3 times over,
but I'm really happy with the end result
and I hope my client is too.
I love the combination of nature and man-made-
I found some wonderful seaweed shots and
handmade ceramics with seaweed designs.
Ceramics with contrasting textures
and simple,but beautiful line drawings.
Bringing in nature with plants, bark, branches
and twigs, all highlighted with neon pops of
pink, orange, yellow and turquoise.
I'm really looking forward to working on
my next moodboard project-and sharing it with you.
I have some more work to focus on over the blog,
so please be patient!
Meanwhile, I really hope you like my first moodboard here!